MACC arrests 'Tan Sri' on suspicion of money laundering

Irwan Shafrizan Ismail

PUTRAJAYA: A 'Tan Sri' who is a former MIC vice president has been detained by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on suspicion of being involved in money laundering involving a sum of about RM6 million.

According to a source, the suspect was arrested at about 2.45pm at the Johor Bahru MACC office.

The 64-year-old suspect is a director of a company and was charged with corruption last year.

"This time around he is suspected of being involved in money laundering involving receiving, transferring and using illegal funds obtained through corruption via personal and company accounts, as well as accounts of relatives and proxies," the source said.

It is understood that the arrest comes ahead of the suspect's impending charge under Section 4(1) of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act (AMLATFPUAA) 2001 at the Johor Bahru court tomorrow.

Meanwhile, MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Seri Azam Baki when contacted confirmed the arrest but declined to elaborate. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd